Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Still Sailing

November 26, 2008

Photo above is no other than your service.

This shot was made of boredom one Saturday Sunset almost a year ago. I shot this on our rooftop's stairs to the fourth floor. I seldom shoot people shots as you can see if ever you have been an avid fan of my blog and that makes my own shots much more infrequent. But if ever I've got the chance, I want to try portraits of people.

By the way, I just want to tell everyone that I really really feel bad not joining you guys here for almost a month already. This is just the start of the hardest months or year maybe, of my school life. Our Undergraduate Thesis wherein we will be finding a company (Quite a large one) and Formulate an Information system based on their transactional process. This study has been starting for three weeks already and will end (hopefully if we will pass) next year, October.

But until now, after a series of Unfortunate events, we still haven't find a very sure company that will be there for us in the helps of studying and creating the information system for them. We are about to choose the Network based Payroll System, together with my two group mates. It is one of the hardest of the benchmark but in this years competition for finding the companies, this holds one of the most number of possible companies.

So again, I am hoping for all your prayers because for students like us, it is very hard especially that our University is expecting way way more than what they have fed us academically. I know it is going to be very hard but that's the only way to graduate. So May God help us in this very long journey and Bless us all! Hope to post again very soon!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Battery Way

November 3b, 2008

As you can see, This place is another one of the many Batteries that can be found in the Island. In the photo above, you can see the communication room. This room is very much important because the soldiers here direct the soldiers on the canons the length and the angular displacement needed for the canons to be shot. Spotters are also located around the island and communicate here via telephone lines.

November 3a, 2008

You can see in the photo above is one of the canons inside the battery way. As you can see, Battery Way is enclosed by a three sided thick wall (The communication room sevres as the fourth of the square). That's why it is very hard for these soldiers to launch their shots due to the enclosure of the Battery.

I hope you enjoyed my week-long Corregidor Island Series. We enjoyed the trip so much and I just hope that every viewer of my Series have felt the fun, awe and inspiration of scenes, structures and stories that were left by the war. We can truly learn so much from these things. Thank you so much for viewing the series and I hope you'll come back for more exciting things around Cavite.



Sunday, November 02, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - View from the South Dock

November 2, 2008

You can see the very big stone, that is part of "The Rock", another name for Corregidor Island. As you can see, the beach is very clean and if you look in the water straight, you can see the sea floor. Fishes shoal along the shore in large groups. I took this photo while we are in the South dock, Boarding for the ferry ride back to Manila.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

November Theme Day - Books

November 1, 2008

These shot was taken at the Social Sciences Section of the Aklatang Emillio Aguinaldo or Emillio Aguinaldo Library Located at the Heart of My University, De La Salle University - Dasmarinas.

This was taken on the Last day of our Final Exams just before the Last Paper was passed. I really love this library. It catered students through all thier needs even for those that need a short snooze.

Also, Thank you so much to all of you who made my heart lift up to those wonderful comments on my last post! You just can't imagine how happy they made me!

Here are other participants to this Month's Theme Day so please do visit their posts specially made for this Day: American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Aurora, South Africa by shelagh, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bali, Indonesia by Anak Dokan, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bangkok, Thailand by UberSand, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Ilse, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boulder (CO), USA by A Sterling World, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, 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Friday, October 31, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Old Spanish Lighthouse

October 31, 2008

This is the Old Spanish Lighthouse that is the only lighthouse that can be found in the entire Island. It was built even before the Americans invaded the country by the Spaniards. According to corregidorisland.com, At its current site, the original lighthouse was built by the Spaniards in 1836. Sixty-one years later a need for a much bigger lighthouse was conceived which led to the erection of another structure to replace the old one. However, the lighthouse was destroyed during World War II.

The current lighthouse was constructed on the same site at an elevation of 628 feet above sea level. Being the highest point in the island, visitors who climb up the stairs of the lighthouse can have a breathtaking view of Corregidor, Manila Bay, the South China Sea, and the neighboring provinces of Bataan and Cavite. Beside the lighthouse is a small gift shop where visitors can buy souvenirs.

As you can see, The sky is very clear. With all your prayers for that day, We had a very great trip and the weather did made way for us! Thank you so much. To all those who congratulated me for my Award, thank you so much and Congratulations to the receivers of the award!

By the way, this post is a part of the hundreds of views of the sky that are done weekly on Skywatch Friday! I am again inviting you to visit many more snapshots of their own sky. Enjoying the trip around the world's skies starts by clicking this link: Skywatch Friday Happy Skywatch!



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Japanese Garden of Peace

October 30, 2008

The Japanese Garden of Peace is a memorial made for the Japanese Soldiers that died during the War. Hundreds of Japanese Soldiers died while fighting while many of them commited suiside as a sign of pride and honor. If I'm not mistaken, It was built during the late 70's or early 80's.

According to corregidorisland.com, this garden features a 10-foot high stone Buddha with a reflecting pool, a Shinto Shrine, and other Japanese soldier memorial shrines and markers. It is also used as a praying area for Japanese war veterans and the families and relatives of Japanese soldiers who served or were killed in Corregidor during World War II.

Also on dis
play within the garden are anti-aircraft guns which are relics of the war. A small pavilion houses some Japanese memorabilia and World War II photographs. The construction of this garden was made possible through funds generated by a Japan-based private group.



By the way, my friend from Verona Daily Photo of Italy, Valeria, gave me my second
Wonderful award!
It was truly a surprising moment as I saw her comment on my last post till I saw the award! Such an Honor Valeria! It truly is!The first award that was given to me is the Blogging Friends Forever by JM of Oeiras Daily Photo from Portugal wish I will be featuring tomorrow. They are wonderful people indeed and I look upon to because of their wonderful blogs that you will truly be inspired by.

Next up, in line with the duty and tradition of the Kreativ Blogger Award, I would have to list 6 of the things that make me happy and present it to 6 worthy bloggers of this award!

1. Family and Friends that were always there to crack their jokes
2.
My Camera from my brother Wilson wherein all these Blogging is possible
3. Blogging Friends that I have known because of Cavite Daily Photo
4.
Geography
5. My iPod from my Brother Erson
6. Delicious Food

And the 6 Kreativ Blogger awardees:

1. Vacation Shortage by Kathleen for her kreativity help for Cavite DP
2. My Manila by Hilda for her great advices in times of blogging casualties
3. Y-Not??? by Tony for the great laughs he give his blog's viewers
4. Ramsey Daily Photo by Babooshka for photography that were one of the bests I've seen in my entire life
5.
Oeiras Daily Photo by JM for being so nice and appreciative of my works
6. Vienna Daily by mirage for Being a proud Filipina in the middle of Europe

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Eternal Flame of Freedom

October 29, 2008

This is the Eternal Flame of Freedom Monument at Corregidor Island.This Structure was put in place to commemorate the recapture of the Philippine island by the United States in 1945. According to renewableenergyworld.com, California-based SunPower, which owns a manufacturing facility in the Philippenes, provided the solar modules for the project.

For the 60th anniversary ceremony of the recapture, PV panel manufacturer Sunpower helped to donate and install three 200 W panels and helped to install the system that will light the memorial from dusk to dawn. Other project sponsors and supporters include: U-Freight Philippines, the Department of Energy, the Corregidor Foundation and the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment.

The Eternal Flame Monument symbolizes the Flame of Freedom burning eternally. It is located behind the Pacific War Memorial Dome of Peace, and sits on a raised platform above a reflecting pool. Designed by Aristides Dimetrios, the sculpture commemorates the sacrifices and struggle by the US and Philippines to preserve freedom for future generations.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Bomb Hole

October 28, 2008

I know that this photo is not a good one but this is a very important shot of a very important place where a very important event happened. In the middle of the afternoon of December 8, 1941, General Douglas MacArthur was inside this building just a few blocks across the Mile-long Barracks when large fighter bombing planes roamed around the clear skies of Corregidor Island.

One of the first bombs that were thrown to mark the Japanese war to the Philippines were dropped there at that very hole in the middle of the stairway. During those times, the General is said to be just feet away from the spot were the bomb was dropped of. This is probably one of the most important holes that is present in the Island due to its historical traces.

By the way this is my 100th post! I'm so happy I've come this far! Thanks to God, my camera, to my stories and to the people who made this happen, all of you my blogging friends and viewers. Without you, this blog surely closed even from the start! God BLess us all and May I have a hundred more!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Battery Hearn

October 27, 2008

Battery Hearn, One of the First Batteries that we have visited. It features one large, I mean very large battery canon, and a spare battery just behind it. It is just one of the 23 Batteries that are installed in the Island.

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The longest-range coastal pieces were the two 12-inch (305 mm) guns of Batteries Hearn and Smith, with a horizontal range of 29,000 yards (27,000 m). Although capable of an all around traverse, these guns were not effective for use against targets on Bataan due to their flat trajectories.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Mile-long Barracks

October 26, 2008

This is probably one of the Most famous Landmarks that you can know of Corregidor Island. It is called Mile-long because of its length but it is really not mile-long literally. It is built by the American Soldiers and were used by them during the Philipppines' American Period. They catered thousands of American Bachelor and Familied Soldiers. During the early Japanese Takeover of the Philippines, it was bombed by the Japanese Troops and you can see now are just ruins.

Let me give you a brief background of Corregidor Island courtesy of wikipedia.org. Corregidor is an island in the entrance of the Philippines' Manila Bay. Due to its position in the bay, it has served as a focal point for the naval defenses of the capital city of Manila. During World War II, Corregidor was the site of several battles and its fall to the Japanese forces was instrumental in the subsequent capture of the Philippines and the retreat of the United States in the early stages of the war. Currently, it is an important historic and tourist site and is managed under the jurisdiction of Cavite City.

The trip was a blast even if we are only five High-School Plas, I can say it was one of the best trips I have had in my entire life not because of the beauty of the Island, but also of the friends that I have with me and all the people that we have been with in the tour. maybe we were 200 all in all. I have seen many American, British, Asian and of course, Filipino Tourists that are very kind. To all those people who were with us in the tour, Thank you so much that we have shared that experience with you all!

And to Kuya who we knew from Dasma Bayan, I'm sorry I forgot to ask your name but thank you very much from all five of us for taking wonderful shots for us! We will never forgot the kindness you have shown especially in our first Corregidor Trip!

Stay tuned for the rest of my Corregidor Island Series. God Bless us all and have a great Week!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Rainbow Highway I Have found!

October 24, 2008

Photo Shot at 16:40

Well according to the Judy Garland's song, "When all the clouds darken up the skyway, there's a rainbow highway to be found." The sky was not that dark but it was really a wonderful sight earlier while I was biking along the town proper. I saw two rainbows that resemble a road up to the sky! The other one was quite hazy but I hope you could see it.

There has been no photo manipulations expect the frame and the watermark. Hope you'd like this. I have shot this accidentally, thanks to my camera phone.

Tomorrow will be the day that me and my four other high school pals will be going to Corregidor Island. Please pray that we would have a safe trip and that the weather would be as clear as it was today. Though it is still part of Cavite, we need to ride an hour and a quarter long ferry ride from Manila to get there. Hope everyhting would be fun because I have never riden a ferry before. I guess the first and last one was when I was still a kid on San Diego.

This is actually a part of Skywatch Friday so I really insist yoou all to visit posts that features our sky above! Just click on the link and Enjoy your trip around the globe! http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bougainvillea

October 20, 2006

Photo Shot at 17:17

This is one of our Bougainvillea Plants here at our Garden. This is one of the most famous flowering ornamental plants not just in Cavite but in the whole Philippines.It is said that this flower is native to South American countries such as Brazil, Peru, and Argentina and is popular to regions with warm climate such as Mediterranean Countries, India, Australia, Mexico and states of California, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. Thanks to wikipedia for the information.

This flower brings me great memories such as when my late grandfather was still alive, he would love to fill up all the walls of our terraces, flower boxes and all the parts of the house that can be planted on. Even parts of our houses have been covered by these beautiful flowering plants that grew somewhat like a vine. And in the months of April till June, the way from our gate to the inner parts are covered with beautiful flowers. If you guys would like, I would try and feature that part of our house sometime!

Friday, October 17, 2008

In the Sky-Watch Friday

October 17, 2008

Photo Shot Yesterday at 17:05

This is one special Skywatch Post for me because I shot it while I was a part of the Sky Yesterday. I shot this from a Gondola while I was about halfway down the Wheel of Fate, the Ferris Wheel at Enchanted Kingdom. In here, You can see the Homes and buildings around the city of Santa Rosa, a part of Laguna de Bay which is the Largest Lake in the Philippines and the mountainous parts of Laguna-Rizal.

This is my second time to ride a ferris wheel because I am not that daring before as I am now. This was truly a liberating experience especially while the wheel is doing its fast rotation and you can truly feel the air rushing through you and a mixture of nerves and pure joy can be felt from the heart. I even video called my mom and my brother while I was in the ride to show them how beautiful the view is.

I want to thank god for stopping the rain yesterday and gave us a very unforgettable experience and I hope on our next trip next week to Corregidor, the weather would be as perfect as it was because that would be a great trip with my high school friends that I haven't been with for quite a while! Hope the trip would come true and that it would be a great one as well!

Check out other bloggers around the world and see how special their skywtch photos are to them too! Just go to http://skyley.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Passing By

October 16, 2008

Photo Shot at February 2008

I have waited so long to post this photo. Many of my friends at school thinks that this one is a good shot. We were dining at Tagaytay City when an old man passed by as I pressed my shutter. This was of course an accidental shot and I find it nice too.

Hello, I'm sorry to those that I haven't replied to on my very last post last Skywatch Friday because even if it was the start of vacation, I never stayed at home everyday from that day on. I was so busy and I am really sorry I put this blog down but hey, I'm back!

We have been to Enchanted Kingdom with my College friends earlier and it was a blast. After that, we check some of our grades at school for this past semester and I was so delighted. I can't even believe on what I got on Physics as I was emphasizing how hard the course was. But I did get a high grade! A lot higher than expected so thank you all so much for your prayers and wishes, it did a lot to me! Congratulations to the students who passed their subjects especially to those who got high grades!

Please stay tuned for my skywatch post for tomorrow! I shot this froma avery special perspective! God Bless us all and Have a great Friday!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gloomy Sky - Watch Friday

October 10, 2008

Photo Shot at 17:33

I can't bring you color this day because all day long, the sun did not shine even for an hour due to the unstoppable rain. This was a sudden shot before I left SM Dasmariñas before I went home. Even if the rain never stopped, I love it because, I just love rain (as long as it's not a typhoon)

Exams are over and what does it mean? Semestral Break! Vacation again for 3 weeks! I am so excited with the coming days and I'm sure I'm going to do each and every day that would come my way. And of course, would I forget all your prayers and hopes for a good Final Exams? Of course not! From the Bottom of my heart, Thank you soooo much! Your wishes and comments really inspired me a lot to do well on those Exams and hey! It turned out very well!

And also,thank you so much guys for appreciating my last two post's colorful display! I really am so uplifted with all those comments! God Bless us all this coming weekend and may all of you have a blast!

By the way, check out other participants of Skywatch Friday by clicking Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Eye Candy - Literally

October 9, 2008


Well, imagine seeing this little confections as you pass by a carnival fair! I'm sure you'd get even a piece of it! But would you eat it? No, I won't I'd just put it on display and capture it's beauty till the ants would munch them. I actually received one of these from my friend in the University, Hi Twinkle! And she told me i hope I would like the taste but she got it for us just because it looks so cute. But when I actually took a bite, it taste awfull. I can say it taste like chemicals(I don't even know what chemicals taste!) But I'm sure you agree how beautiful they look!

By the way, I would like to take this chance to thanks a few people. To Maureen of Durban Daily Photo, thank you so much! if it was not because of you, I would not have known that my blog is used in another site! Thank you so much! To Hilda of My-Manila who had been there and listened to my problems. To Ate Chey from multiply and all of my friends from DLSU-D, Multiply and City Daily Photo who supported my blog and appreciated my kind of art no matter what!

Without even just one of you, I would not be as happy as I am right now due to Cavite Daily Photo! i will never ever end thanking all of you for those kind words, support and those touching comments!

Final two exams tomorrow! Then Vacation is on for a month woohoo! Please pray for me! The killer exams would be given tomorrow! (System Analysis and Thermodynamics are the two most feared Exams). Most of my classmates lives are in danger because of this two so please do pray for us!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Stacked!

October 7, 2006

Photo Shot last Saturday at 12:12 in the afternoon

Well, these are plastic pots, containers, condiment placers, whatever use you may think of it! But the thing is it's price! You'd get 4 mini plastic pots with caps and a tray that hands it for just 150 pesos! Thats roughly 3 $US or 2.10€! Plus it's quality, it would last for about 5 to 10 years guaranteed because we do have plates and bowls of the same material!

Fiestas really mean cheap products too! So if ever you plan a visit to the Philippines, make sure you come to a fiesta and experience the joy, sights, sounds and the cheap prices and bring home things that you could cherish forever as you fly back to your homeland!

Monday, October 06, 2008

The day after the Fiesta

Okay my friends, here are the photos that I promised you yesterday! Sorry to keep you waiting but It was really late last night. By the way, to those that prayed for my exams earlier, thanks, It went well. One down, Six to go! Ok, the photos, here they are!


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Our Lady of the Angels - One of the few Saints that participated in the Fiesta Procession.

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Sta. Clara, one of the saints that were St. Francis' Friend during his Assisi times.

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The Banda Kabataan Brass band or The youth Band. This is one of the best brass bands on General Trias and caters to most Processions, Celebrations and even Funerals. In front is the carriage of Saint Francis of Assisi

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The Happy vendors selling ladies underwear that are happy to see the procession that went around the Town Proper.

By the way, I would like to say sorry to people in U.A.E. if ever you can't see the photos here in Cavite Daily Photo because I chose to use flickr to cater my photos that are used in this blog. God BLess us all and I have no exam schedule for tomorrow so, I'm free^^

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Fiesta Procession

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Photos Taken this evening at exactly 19:36

The photo features the facade of our parish with lines of banderitas. In every celebration here in the Philippines, banderitas can never be out of the scene!

Today, the second day of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi was celebrated. Hundreds of Malabonians(People of General Trias) Gathered to church and celebrated with one another. The last mass was held at 6 in the evening followed by the Franciscan Procession at 7:30. Around six saints participated including St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Angels, Saint Anthony of Padua and a few more.

After the Procession, Fireworks display was held and all of the people loved it including me of course! There were a lot of Palmas and Higantes wherein I have posted about before. I can say it was a good and fun fiesta to conclude, actually, the best I have seen.

It's actually half past twelve in the midnight here already and I have to sleep but I promise you to post more about what happened this evening tomorrow. i hope you will comeback because there are more interesting photos and stories about it.

Also, Tomorrow will be the start of our final examinations so I am asking you all to please pray for me to have high grades so I can finish my Junior First semester with flying colors! I'm a bit nervous but I'll be doing my best! God Bless us all this week and may you all have a blast! Mabuhay from Cavite!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Viva San Francisco de Asis!

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Photo Shot at 12:14 under the noontime heat!

Well, today is the Town Fiesta of my Beloved town, General Trias, Cavite. It was a fun fiesta but most of the happenings will be happening tomorrow including the procession of the saints around the town proper. Many people visit houses. Especially friends and family members from other towns and places. Like me, I invited some of my high school classmates because my mom told me to invite them in the morning. My mother told me not to invite friends because we don't know if we would be having foods for visitors. But in a rush, we had so I decided to ask them to come. I'm sorry to my college friends, but I really didn't know that we would be having a celebration at our house.

It was a fun fiesta. A lot of stalls have been selling their products and good for a month already in the town plaza as I will show in the succeeding photos. But as I have said earlier, many things would be happening tomorrow actually because it is sunday. It was a very tiring day so I haven't got the effort to place watermarks below so If ever you want to use some of the photos, just please ask me, OK? Thanks!
Hope you guys would enjoy my shots below!


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An image of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of General Trias, Cavite. Also, to all those towns and cities around the world that are celebrating the feast day of Saint Francis, Happy Fiesta to you!

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Stalls that lined up in front of the Town Plaza selling different goods and delicacies from other towns and provinces.

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Some of the native delicacies sold in the stalls. The yellow one in the bottom part of the shot is called suman. These are made from glutinnous rice, lihia, and various sweet spices that gave it's blandly sweet flavor. It is very nice to eat dipped in white sugar! Then the brown ones are called kalamay. These are sticky snacks that are made from glutinous rice, grated coconut, margarine, brown sugar and a small amount of peanut butter and vanilla extract. Very yummy! Then there are roasted cashews, barquillos, coco jam and many more. I always screw up on food shots but I hope I did good on this one!

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Different clothing products for sale! Shoes, Caps, Toys, Tops and even underwear! Also, house decors such as plates, plastic flowers and other centerpieces!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Setting again - Skywatch Friday

October 3, 2006

Photo Shot Months ago.

Well, I was not going to post this day because I got home from the University at around 8 in the evening already but there is this drive inside me to post because I've started good for the month of October.

I don't think I have to say this again for the nth time, but I really love sunsets. I admire not just the fact that you can drag a million of colors just from the sky but also it gives me a lot of meanings and emotion. sometimes, it tells me that it's another day that passed just a few moments ago. But also, it gives me the sense of a new beginning that would start as the sun would be shinning again the next day.

Thank you so much to those that are always there for my blog. it really means a lot to me. And if ever there would be only one left to view my blog, I would still go on because it is you, my viewers and fellow bloggers, that keeps me going strong and gives me the sense of fulfillment by sharing views of my city to each and everyone of you.

By the way, thank you all for those kind comments. Everytime I tell you all how much those words mean to me, it comes from my heart. This blog really is one of the best things that I have done as a photo enthusiast and a person as well. jajajaja I'm so dramatic but I really just want to extend my gratitude to everyone.

Also, I would like to greet my History Professor, Mr. Bernard Esternon. Tomorrow's the town fiesta and luckily, I have no classes for tomorrow so I hope I can capture great moments tomorrow and serve them to you hot of the grill!

I am inviting you all to view other hundreds of views of the sky from around the globe by my fellow sky watchers. Just please visit Skywatch Friday and choose from hundreds of blogs that feature their own version of the sky. I'm sure you'd like it as much as I did! God Bless the world and Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Our Lady of Solitude (Soledad Series - Final Part)

October 2, 2008

This is my favorite shot of all the frames I've got when shooting the Marian Exhibit. In the photo, we can really see that the Virgin mary is very sad and in solitude. But her beauty in here really is seen.

To the people who had appreciated my Soledad Series, Thank you so much and may the blessing of the good Lord be with you always. And thank you to my loyal blogging friends who stood through the times of my absence and understanding. I hope that many viewers will be back in time.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Lines!

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Photo Shot at 16:04

These are long lines of rope rolled for display on our hardware shop. It is of the size 6 and is the second largest rope on sale here at our store. it is made of fine nylon and is mostly used for big pulleys and for use of farmers in their farming with the help of water buffaloes or locally called kalabaw, the Philippine National Animal.

A rope may be very thin and brittle but as long as the rope would be very long, it can go places and do great jobs. Just as the world, if we all learn to hold on to each other, I think poverty and a lot of major problems can be a thing of the past.

Please also do visit my fellow daily photo bloggers from around the world to see their "lines" theme photos and appreciate their great arts. Here are the list of links. I'm sure you would enjoy a trip around the globe without leaving the comforts of your seats!

Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Ilse, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Cape Town, South Africa by JSB, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by trieulet, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Edwardsville (IL), USA by Mdflores, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Franschhoek, South Africa by JSB, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hangzhou, China by zoe, Helsinki, Finland by PPusa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Honningsvag, Norway by J., Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Islip (NY), USA by Bettye, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jakarta, Indonesia by Santy, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Karwar, India by Yogesh, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, La Antigua, Guatemala by Rudy, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Mo, London, UK by Ham, Madrid, Spain by Tr3nta, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Hilda, Manila, Philippines by Anthony, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Melbourne, Australia by John, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Middletown (MD), USA by Bernie, Milton, New Zealand by Milton Daily Photo, Milwaukee (WI), USA by karl, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Scott, Molfetta, Italy by saretta, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Muizenberg, South Africa by Pentaxjunkie, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Elsa, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pensacola (FL), USA by P J, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Andrew Foderaro, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Prague, Czech Republic by kakna, Quezon City, Philippines by ann pablo, Quincy (MA), USA by slim, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by Jules, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Roanoke (VA), USA by Tanya, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by Burd Zel Krai, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Telluride (CO), USA by mtsrool, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Test City (MA), USA by , Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. 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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Virgen Dela Soledad Images (Soledad Series - Part 4)

September 24b, 2008

In the photo, you can see two religious icons, first is a cross and a Frame with a Soledad Image. The cross is the Santa Cruz de Bauan owned by Brother Randy Del Mundo. It is a beautiful metallic cross that symbolizes God. In the front is the Virgen dela Soledad de Malabon or Our Lady of Soledad de Malabon because it's owner, Sister Josie Olimpo, lives here at General Trias Town Proper also known as Malabon. It is said that this image of the Virgin is almost 100 years old and its sequences are made up of pure gold and that explains why it is enclosed in this glass altar.


September 24, 2008

This image of Virgen dela Soledad was an heir of the late Isidro and Gloria Fabella. It shows the sorrowful Virgin Mary dressed somewhat like beautiful nun with a cape as beautiful as the flowers below her altar.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Virgen dela Soledad de Granada (Soledad Series - Part 3)

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This beautiful painting of Virgen dela Soledad de Granada is owned by Brother Kenneth Ferrer. It shows the Our Lady of Solitude with two angles below and the Calvary Hill at its background. The Painting is very beautiful and is very colorful but the sadness of the subject can be felt even from its vibrant colors.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Novenas and other memorabilla (Soledad Series - Part 2)

September 3

The upper part of the photo shows a Retablito or a small retablo. Retablo means a little altar or where a religious icon is placed. The lower part shows a framed novena. Inscribed in it is a photo of Our Lady of Soledad de Porta Vaga, Prayers and hymns.


Novenas and other documents

More religious memorabilia of the Our Lady enclosed on a glass case inside the Marian Exhibit in San Francisco de Asis Parish, General Trias, Cavite. Below is the Hymn to the Our Lady of Porta Vaga entitled Reina de Cavite or Queen of Cavite

REINA DE CAVITE
Reina de Cavite per siempre seras:
Es prenda tu nombre de jubilo y paz:
Reina de Cavite por siempre seras;
Es prenda tu nombre de jubilo y paz.
Madre Immaculada, prez del serafin,
Luz de Filipinas, protegenos sin fin:
Luz de Filipinas, protegenos sin fin.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nuestra Señora dela Soledad (Soledad Series - Part 1)

September 2008

Photo Shot at 10:59

The Marian Exhibit of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in General Trias, Cavite is annualy held during the last quarter of the year. This year, the main subject of the Exhibit is the Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga. Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga, also called "Reina de Cavite" and "La Virgen de la Soledad", is the patroness of Cavite City. The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted as Our Lady of Sorrows. Mary, garbed in black and white attire, seems to be on her knees as she contemplates the Passion of Her Son, Jesus. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails, the instrument of Christ's Crucifixion.

Main Altar2

A legend narrates that many years ago, a small detachment of Spanish carabiniero was stationed at a sentry post called garita located at the end of the Isthmus of Rosario. One stormy night, while a Spanish sentinel was at his post, he perceived a halo of a bright shifting light. A dazzling apparition rose form the currents of Cañacao Bay startling the sentry with suspicion that it could be Muslim pirates who were out to ransack the puerto because that time, Cavite was at the peak of economic prosperity because of the galleon trade. Frightened, he shouted "¡Alto! ¡Alto!" ("Halt! Halt!"). However, instead of stopping, the light proceeded toward him. Hence, in a loud voice he asked, "¿Quién vive?" ("Who is there?"). He then heard a sweet and melodious voice saying; "Soldadito, ¿por qué el alto me das en noche tan fría? Dame paso. ¿No conoces a Maria?" The sentinel, struck in awe and confusion, humbly and repentantly replied, "Perdóname, Virgen Maria, Reina de mi devoción; pues solo soy un soldado que cumplo mi obligación!"

The morning after the stormy night was serene and sunny. The early risers, mostly fisherman and workers at the Cavite Royal Arsenal, usually passed through the Porta Vaga gate in entering the puerto, and to their surprise, along the beach of Cañacáo Bay, they found a framed image of the Virgen de la Soledad. It was close to the spot where the Virgin appeared the previous night. They brought the image to the parish priest who temporarily installed it in the parish church. Later a small chapel was built near the Porta Vaga walls, and for three centuries it was the shrine of the Virgen de la Soledad.

Another story tells that the image was found by a fisherman on their way back home from work in an unoccupied banca (fishing boat) near the Garita, a tiny school house in the isthmus.

The image of Our Lady is painted on a canvas. An inscription was found at the back of the painting. A doze de Abril 1692 años Juan Oliba puso esta Stma. Ymagen Haqui, which means, "The sacred image was placed here by Juan Oliba on April 12,1692. This particular icon was used to bless the galleon plying between Cavite and Acapulco (Mexico) during formal sending off ceremonies. Thus, she was called the Patroness of the Galleon. The most venerated image of La Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga is an invaluable treasure inherited by the Caviteños from their antepasado (ancestors). This is the oldest existing dated Marian painting in the Philippines. The Virgen de la Soledad was acknowledged as the Celestial Guardian and Protectress of the entire province of Cavite and the port since her arrival in Cavite shore.

Special thanks to http://wikipedia.org for the facts about the Virgen.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Skywatch

September 19, 2008

I know it's a bit blurry but I really hope you find it nice. This one is shot in Tagaytay last Sunday. Tagaytay City is located on the southern edge of Cavite approximately 2,100 ft above sea level. that explains it's cold, temperate weather all year round.

We really love to go to Tagaytay and dine there once in a while. The climate makes the dining experience exquisitely memorable for the family. By the way, if you wish to view the other links of participants to this weeks skywatch, just click on the link http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Happy Skywatch everyone all around the world!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gloomy Thursday

September 11, 2008

Photo Shot at 17:58

As gloomy as I was looking down the jeepney, looking at the fast lines along the rough road as I went home from the university. We were dismissed early (due to a concert that was held but we haven't attended) and everyone was delighted by it rather than going home again by 7 pm.

While Typhoon Marce trudges her way out of the country very slowly, the mood around Cavite sure is a bit gloomy. But actually, I am not. I love rain. I know I tend to be very different at some things but I'm sure some of you guys love the rain too. It just makes you feel relaxed and also everything around you is in low profile. A very good way to spend a break.

And also, i would like to great my classmate, Wally Zaide, for his 19 Birthday today! Happy Birthday Wally! Together with his birthday, may we all commemorate and pray for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

New ID!

September 7, 2008

First of all, thank you all so much for all your kind comments on last Friday's skywatch! You guys just Don't know how much it meant to me so thanks a lot!

Well another big thank you for my cousin, Ms. Caren Viniegra, who helped me get a shorter url. It looks very owned too! So please visit Cavite Daily Photo on http://cavitedailyphoto.tk! The old link is still working. You're very free to choose! By the way, to my multiply visitors, I won't go anywhere! Everything's still available, just a new look. You can visit the new ink too to see my other layout for Cavite Daily Photo but every post is the same!

Tomorrow is school again for me and work for everyone. Have a great week to all and always pray! God Bless

Friday, September 05, 2008

Tropical Aurora

September 5, 2008

Photo Shot September 3, 2008 around six in the afternoon

Tropical Aurora. . . According to my classmates who saw this picture in advance yesterday. Well I really think personally, it does look as glorious as an aurora! I would love to see a real one! But now, this could satisfy the craving! As I was to buy something on the street, I saw the sky and rushed up to our rooftop! After I shot a lot of photos so that I can take my pick, I grasp all the glory that I have felt in that very moment, closed my eyes, and thank the Lord for such a wonderful show of colors!

By the way, my post is just one of the hundreds of participants for this week's skywatch friday! I am inviting everyone to check out the other great post that I can guarantee you by clicking the photo below! Enjoy your Hundred view of this weeks sky from around the globe!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Taho!!!

September 2, 2008

Photo Shot 16:19

Taho is a very delicious Philippine Delicacy. One of my favorites as I may say. It is made from soy beans that are cooked just like tofu. When it comes to texture, I don't really like bean curd. Tofu, the next level, is much more easier to eat. But Taho, taken sweetly just cures your cravings and hey! It's even very nutritious! It is often sold early in the morning and late afternoon by men called magtataho or Taho Vendor.

September 2b, 2008
Fresh and hot taho. This day, the flavor was ube or purple yam. The Large spatula-like spoon is used in scooping this glorious delight!
Very delicious!
September 2c, 2008
Two other ingredients that sums up to the great Taho!
Left: Brown Sugar Syrup. Locally: arnival Sweet and Succulent!
Right: Tapioca Pearls. Locally: Sago Gummy and Yummy!
Notice my reflection on the syrup???

Monday, September 01, 2008

September Theme - Sister City

Cavite City, Philippines : San Diego, California

Having read the Theme for this month weeks ago, I was thrilled by it! Knowing that the Sister City of Cavite City is San Diego, CA! I was so relieved because my older brother, Nik, is living almost all his life at San Diego! So I decided to join and sign up!

One of my most visited site on the web is wikipedia and most of my views relate to Geography because it is my passion. So a topic I have learned there are about sister cities! Cities that are rlated to each other in many ways. Cavite City have two sister Cities, Tainan in Taiwan and I have been lucky that I have been to one of them, San Diego when I was still young. As I can remember, Aside from the weather, it is very closely like Cavite City with the Sea-side feel of it and the diciplined people.

I asked my brother two days ago for photos shot by him of San Diego. He is also a photo enthusiast! He doesn't just have a better camera than I do but he is very gifted in this thing. He is a very talented person and we are so proud of him! His last trip home was last Christmas and we miss him so much! Kuya, we miss you so much and I'm waiting for your next trip home! I hope you can take me there agian! Make sure you do check out other participants by clicking the links below! Here are the photos:

Hotel del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado

del mar beach

Del Mar Beach

Basilica Minor de San Diego De Alcala

Basilica Minor de San Diego de Alcala

Altar Mayor
Altar Mayor of the Basilica

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